Kaltura - MediaSpace Standalone Playlists compared to Channel Playlists (UW-Madison)

Playlists are a great way for you to aggregate and organize media in a particular order that is meaningful to your viewers/students. Just like individual media you have hosted in Kaltura MediaSpace, you can link to and embed playlists. Within Kaltura MediaSpace there are two different types of playlists: channel playlists and standalone playlists. This document outlines the differences between them and links to more information on each type of playlist.

Playlist Item Limits

In most cases playlists may be limited to 150 items.

Standalone Playlist vs. Channel Playlist

Standalone and channel playlists have significant differences that will affect whether or not you use one or the other. Please review the following table for a feature comparison. In general the channel playlist is more current with regards to Kaltura player features.

Comparison of Channel vs Standalone Playlists in Kaltura
Channel Playlist Standalone Playlist
Media must be in channel before you can add it to channel playlist Media can be anywhere in your My Media before adding to standalone playlist
Channel playlists are viewable from channels Standalone playlists are not viewable from channels
You can designate the order in which channel playlists appear on the channel homepage. Standalone playlists are not viewable from channels
Channel playlists prevent other media from being seen on the channel homepage Standalone playlists are not viewable from channels
You can provide a direct link to a channel playlist page You can provide a direct link to a standalone playlist page.
You have to create a channel and add media to it to create a channel playlist You can just create a playlist from media already in your My Media
Embed code takes advantage of Kaltura player's modern features Embed code does not take advantage of Kaltura player's modern features like chapters, slides, and dynamic picture-in-picture
In-Video Quizzes work with Channel Playlists In-Video Quizzes do not work with standalone playlists

Channel Playlists

For information on creating, modifying, and sharing Channel Playlists, please see Kaltura - Channel Playlists (UW-Madison)

Standalone Playlists

For information on creating, modifying, and sharing Standalone Playlists, please see Kaltura - Creating, editing, and embedding standalone playlists (UW-Madison)

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